FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Although the result is not as expected, we will do our best in the following matches, says Japan's team captain Miku Benoki


Japan and Argentina during the post-match press conference.

Sol Piccolo, team captain of Argentina: “My team played very well, but Japan was just not at their best.”

Guillermo Caceres, head coach of Argentina: “Japan played a good game against us. They played a tough fight against China on the previous day which saw them play five sets. I think it might cause them fatigue and this could be a reason why Argentina beat Japan in straight sets.”

Miku Benoki, team captain of Japan: “Although the result is not as expected, we will do our best in the following matches.”  


Ichiro Hanzawa, head coach of Japan: “I think it’s a tough match for us. Despite the loss, we won’t give up easily. We will try to come up for the new challenge in the next match. We are happy that Thai fans cheered us in every match we play. This can be a big boost for our team.”



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